Dery History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Thousands of new names appeared among the French people in the medieval period. Dery appeared in Champagne at that time. It was a name for a person who lived in Champagne.

Early Origins of the Dery family

The surname Dery was first found in Champagne, where the family was anciently seated.

Early History of the Dery family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dery research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1766, 1777, 1796, and 1836 are included under the topic Early Dery History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dery Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Dery is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Déry, Dery, Dérie, Derie, Desry, Déric, Dérion, Derion, Dériou, Deriou, Dérioux, Derioux, Dérieu, Derieu, Dérieux, Derieux, Dériot, Deriot, Déron, Deron, Dérot and many more.

Early Notables of the Dery family (pre 1700)

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Canada Dery migration to Canada +

In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Dery has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Dery were

Dery Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jacques Déry, who married Marguerite Vitry in Quebec City in 1669
  • Jacques Dery, son of Jacques and Jacquette, who married Marguerite Vitry, daughter of Samuel and Marie, in Quebec on 13th October 1669 [1]
  • Maurice Dery, son of Nicolas and Élisabeth, who married Madeleine Philippeau, daughter of Claude and Jeanne, in Quebec on 16th January 1679 [1]
Dery Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Joseph-Samuel Déry, who married Marie-Élisabeth Harbour in Pte-aux-Trembles in 1705
  • Joseph-Samuel Dery, son of Jacques and Marguerite, who married Marie-Élisabeth Harbour, daughter of Michel and Marie, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 8th June 1705 [1]
  • Joseph Dery, son of Maurice and Madeleine, who married Marie Voyer, daughter of Barthélemi and Marie-Anne, in Château-Richer, Quebec on 20th June 1718 [1]
  • Joseph Déry, who married Marie Vayer in Château-Richer, Quebec in 1718
  • Louis-Benjamin Dery, son of Maurice and Madeleine, who married Élisabeth Gagnon, daughter of Mathurin and Marie-Charlotte, in Quebec on 19th September 1724 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Dery (post 1700) +

  • Leo Dery, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Manchester 12th Ward, 1948 [2]
  • Joseph W. Dery, American politician, Representative from Wisconsin 8th District, 1970 [3]
  • Shirley Dery -Batlik (b. 1961), American sprint canoer
  • Matthew Dery (b. 1973), American sportscaster
  • Mark Dery (b. 1959), American author, lecturer and cultural critic
  • Pierre César Dery, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]
  • Pierre César Dery (1768-1812), French general
  • Louise Déry (b. 1955), Canadian Governor-General’s Award recipient for for career excellence in the visual and media arts in 2015
  • Peter Poreku Dery (1918-2008), Ghanaian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop of Tamale from 1974 to 1994
  • Dominika Dery (b. 1975), Czech journalist and writer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Leo Dery. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Joseph Dery. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 27) Pierre Dery. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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